Thursday May 22, 2014
“She’s way too young, she could never help me.”
“You’ve got to be kidding, I was an adult when she was born.”
“Your first year in business? You’re just getting your feet wet. There is no way you can help me with my problems.”
If you are a younger coach (either by age or experience) you might have had one of those awkward moments where you are not treated fairly due to your lack of experience (or someone’s perception of your inexperience). Perhaps someone said one of the sentences above to you or worse, danced around the issue when what they really meant to say was….
“Who do you think you are coaching people without more experience?”
(I’ve actually heard this one first hand… yep).
When this happens, it can leave you feeling angry, hurt, frustrated and down right mad. Just because you are young doesn’t make you less qualified. Does it?
Just because you haven’t been in the game a decade yet does’t mean you aren’t great at what you do. Does it?
The answer surprisingly, is up to you.
No matter where you are in business, how people respond to you will be based on the energy you put out. It’s basic Law of Attraction.
If you keep attracting people who think you are too young or inexperienced to be hired as a coach, speaker or anything related to your business, it is a direct reflection of what you think about yourself.
You don’t get what you want, you get what you are.
Right now, you might be ready to yell a few things into this screen, “Jennifer that is not true! I am fully competent. I know that. It’s just that others don’t!”
You’re right, they don’t. But not because they are right, it’s because you are wrong.
You are fully competent. You aren’t ‘too young and inexperienced.’ It’s just the story you keep telling yourself so that you stay in your comfort zone.
As you grow your business, there is this sort of interim growth time. It’s a time when you are nervous because you are out there trying to prove yourself; getting case studies and client success stories. Maybe you actually have a lot of happy clients but for some reason you still don’t feel, ‘good enough’.
Does this sound familiar?
If you can relate to this then you need to hear this:
Until you are 100% centred in who you are, what you do, what value you bring and what difference you make…. until you stand in that truth, your truth, you will have people who will challenge you because they are a reflection of what is going on in the back of your mind.
Whether you want to admit it or not. Those who show up in your life and bring you strife have a message for you.
So, if you are experiencing this ever-so-annoying occurrence, then it’s time to take a deep look in the mirror.
It’s time to decide that you’ve had enough and that you are enough.
You are enough.
Not when you know more.
Not when you sell more.
Not when you get published.
Not when you have your first $10,000 month.
Today, you are enough.
And don’t let anyone ever tell you any different. You’re worthy of your dreams and you are worthy of being treated with respect. As soon as you fully agree, you will notice those naysayers dwindling away and if they do show up you’ll be able to politely tell them right where to go (hey, I said politely)! ;-)
To your beautiful soul being well… more than enough,
P.S. Has this happened to you? Can you relate? What did you do or what will you do?
I want to hear your story.
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